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SALLY FITZGIBBONS (AUS)   BELGAS, Peniche/Portugal (Thursday, October 29, 2009) - Coco Ho (HAW), 18, 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie, collected her inaugural victory on the ASP Women's World Tour today, taking out the Rip Curl Women's Pro Search over former ASP Women's World Champion (2005) Chelsea Hedges (AUS), 26, in punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) surf at Belgas...Event No. 4 of 7 on the 2009 ASP Women's World Tour, the Rip Curl Women's Pro Search saw some of the best conditions of the year at the backup venue of Belgas, and throughout the two days of competition, it was the youngster Ho who proved most adept at navigating the hollow beachbreak peaks...Ho exercised excellent judgment in the Final, patiently waiting while her elder opponent kept herself busy. With conditions deteriorating, the young Hawaiian let loose with a barrage of backhand hits on the dumpy lefthanders, collecting a 7.50 and an 8.33 to combo Hedges and take the win..."I knew Chelsea (Hedges) would be dangerous on the left after seeing her this morning getting those barrels," Ho said. "This afternoon it turned into a more rippable wave and it was hard on the forehand, but I was lucky to get the waves I did."..With this win, Ho moves from 5th to 3rd on the ASP Women's World Tour rankings and announces herself as a major force heading into the final three events of the year..."It feels so good to be on top," Ho said. "I'm trying not to think about too much. I love my trophy. When I started the year, I set a goal to make Quarterfinals or better at every event in order finish Top 5 by the end of the year, and I'm doing my best to accomplish that."..For Hedges, today's return to form marks the first time the inspiring goofy-footer has seen a Finals' berth since 2007, and moves her from 8th to 6th on the 2009 ASP Women's World Tour ratings. Her dominance in the earlier rounds of the Rip Curl Women's Pro Search cannot be overlooked as she consistently dominated the playful pits of Belgas, even eliminat
SALLY FITZGIBBONS (AUS) BELGAS, Peniche/Portugal (Thursday, October 29, 2009) - Coco Ho (HAW), 18, 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie, collected her inaugural victory on the ASP Women's World Tour today, taking out the Rip Curl Women's Pro Search over former ASP Women's World Champion (2005) Chelsea Hedges (AUS), 26, in punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) surf at Belgas...Event No. 4 of 7 on the 2009 ASP Women's World Tour, the Rip Curl Women's Pro Search saw some of the best conditions of the year...
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